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The '''Adriatic Sea''' is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan peninsula. The Adriatic is the northernmost arm of the Mediterranean Sea, extending from the Strait of Otranto (where it connects to the Ionian Sea) to the northwest and the Po Valley. The countries with coasts on the Adriatic are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro and Slovenia. The Adriatic contains over 1,300 islands, mostly located along its eastern, Croatian coast. It is divided into three basins, the northern being the shallowest and the southern being the deepest, with a maximum depth of . The Otranto Sill, an underwater ridge, is located at the border between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. The prevailing currents flow counterclockwise from the Strait of Otranto, along the eastern coast and back to the strait along the western (Italian) coast. Tidal movements in the Adriatic are...
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LocationEurope
Coords{{Coord|43|N|15|E|type:waterbody_scale:5000000|display=inline,title}}
TypeSea
InflowAdige, Bojana (river)|Bojana, Drin (river)|Drin, Krka (Croatia)|Krka, Neretva, Po (river)|Po, Soča
OutflowIonian Sea
Catchment{{convert|235000|km2|abbr=on}}
Basin countries''Coastal'': Italy, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina|Bosnia-Herzegovina
''Non-coastal'': Serbia,{{cite web|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=0-Dd1-Rg4bUC&pg=PA3|format=PDF|title=Serbia: Introduction|edition=4|year=2013|publisher=Brandt Travel Guides Ltd|isbn=978-1-84162-463-1}} Republic of Macedonia|Macedonia, Kosovo, Switzerland and France (drainage basins for inflow rivers)
Length{{convert|800|km|abbr=on}}
Width{{convert|200|km|abbr=on}}
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